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Capitalist 05-14-2019 10:26 PM

Everyone thinks they know what hard work is but I have yet to find any two I cant outwork on a daily basis. Dont care what age.

Last time I was employed three people were hired to replace me. Same with my girlfriend and thats why I love her to freakin death.

These lazy little ****s are making the tradesmen valuable as hell though.
I cant complain about that. My **** has more drive than these poosay boys today that care about weed an p**** only but cant afford either.



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Capitalist 05-14-2019 10:27 PM

Well... Half of the boys only care about weed and p****.
The other half care about weed and a******* and D.



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MarkJames 05-15-2019 10:16 AM

Lots of folks are just too busy, lazy, uncomfortable....to teach their kids the value of money and hard work anymore, yet it's those kids who get blamed for being spoiled brats. Need something? Ok, here's the credit card.

WarnerConstInc. 05-15-2019 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Inner10 (Post 7540967)
I don't think things have changed much.


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I don't think so either. Only difference is we have different stuff now than we did then.

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Joasis 05-15-2019 04:09 PM

The other day, I called my oldest daughter....small talk, and she said she was fixing supper... (remember that phrase?) and I asked why she didn't ask me to come up? She said with out missing a beat, "you are old dad, it will be ready after your bedtime"......

Jeez, this thread derailed.

Jaws 05-15-2019 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Joasis (Post 7543321)
The other day, I called my oldest daughter....small talk, and she said she was fixing supper... (remember that phrase?) and I asked why she didn't ask me to come up? She said with out missing a beat, "you are old dad, it will be ready after your bedtime"......

Jeez, this thread derailed.

I still say supper but quite saying dinner and started saying lunch when I was in my teens

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Joasis 05-15-2019 04:30 PM

Dinner was always the noon meal, except it was used to refer to holiday meals, i.e., Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas Dinner, and so on....supper was always supper, and "cooking dinner, or supper, or fixing dinner or supper" was the phrase.

Never knew what "brunch" was until I was away from Oklahoma....and of course, all evening meals now are dinner......evolved a little I guess.

KAP 05-15-2019 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Deckhead (Post 7541425)
Long story short, it isn't just that things are more disposable, a lot of people don't want to teach themselves. The guy from the phone company basically said, I dunno, send it back for a CDMA factory set phone... dumbass.

Working loud and clear now on LTE...

And the irony is they have the vast knowledge of the internet at their fingertips to at the very least get them started...

But it's hard to deny that things are more disposable nowadays and that makes it harder to justify paying for it twice to end up still with a used one as opposed to a new one... that's how you know you actually have something of value... you paid more for the quality so it makes sense to fix... otherwise... :laughing:

What's even weirder is that the green movement totally misses that... reminds me of that story...

Being Green
Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."
The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future
generations."She was right -- our generation didn't have the 'green thing' in our day.Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over.

So they really were recycled.But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.But too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then.We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana.

In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then.We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.But we didn't have the "green thing" back then.Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the "green thing." We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then?
I guess it's all in how you look at it...

Calidecks 05-16-2019 12:32 AM

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